Jen Mauldin Gallery presents Erin McAllister: "Full Circle" opening reception
Jen Mauldin Gallery will present the opening of “Full Circle” by Erin McAllister. McAllister’s life has come “Full Circle,” thus the title of her show. By exploring the roots of what brings value and happiness in her own life, she asks that her viewers explore their own relationships with the people and objects that surround them through her work.
Textiles and fibers are among the oldest and most valued materials in the world. They are what we are immediately wrapped in upon birth, and what we’re buried in upon death. In her work, McAllister explores the relationship of threads manipulated, multiplied and arranged to form fabric and how she relates this to the connectivity threading through life. Her work is often influenced by the unpredictability of relationships between people. She uses colors and overlapping patterns to mimic interpersonal experiences and memories. Erin arranges various fabrics, leathers and other textiles as a study of the connections between color, space and negative space. Her fabrics are held together using either a colored thread of a “temperamental,” easily breakable quality, or a black upholstery thread so strong it’s used to bind leather.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 5.